Australian researchers are kicking off a large-scale genetic study of depression, ABC's Triple J Hack reports.

The researchers hope that the Australian Genetics of Depression Study, which is part of a larger international effort, will uncover depression risk genes as well as inform drug treatment choices for depression. Currently, Hack notes that patients often undergo rounds of trial and error before finding medications that work for them.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.